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wasp

(wŏsp, wôsp)
n.
Any of numerous social or solitary hymenopterans of the suborder Apocrita, especially of the family Vespidae, that characteristically have a slender hairless body with a constricted abdomen, two pairs of membranous wings, a mouth adapted for biting or sucking, and in the females an ovipositor sometimes modified as a sting.

wasp′y adj.
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(1) Wasp

A flying insect of the order Hymenoptera whose sting may trigger allergic reactions of variable intensity
(2) WASP

A commonly used acronym for
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Molecular medicine Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein
Vox populi White Anglo-Saxon Protestant The demographic profile of the typical upper-class American until the end of the 20th century
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A short video guide is also available to view at https://bpca.org.uk/wasps Ms Bungay added: "If snacks are eaten outdoors then food and drinks as well as the natural environment all provide an attractive place for wasps.
Students then had the chance to have their photo taken with the Vitality Superleague trophy, which Wasps retained in July after beating Loughborough Lightning in the grand final for the second year running.
Perhaps surprisingly, these can fool wasps into thinking you're a flower that is rich in nectar - rather than a person who just smells like one.
THE warm summer has led to a rise in wasp numbers, according to pest controllers, while the heat has caused fruit - a wasp's favourite meal - to ripen much faster than usual.
Swatting won't help "Wasps can release alarm pheromones when they think they are being attacked, so flapping about or swatting will cause this.
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust's website explains that towards the end of the summer, queen wasps return to their nests to hibernate and stop producing eggs, which means worker wasps no longer have access to the larvae which forms the main part of their diet.
"Wasps can't handle their booze, so they get tanked-up and fighty - like lager louts."
He expected inquiries to continue this month which was usually busiest for tackling wasp nests and the time of year when wasps can be at their most aggressive.
They are made from chewed up wood and wasp saliva, which creates a paper-like material.
Saaksjarvi of the University of Turku, a professor in biodiversity research, said they were still studying which spiders the new parasitoid wasp prefers.
Using information provided by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), we answer all your questions related to wasps nests and beehives: